GREEN PROFIT - February 2019 Issue (Vol. 82 No. 10)
Buzz Worthy
A Customer Confession
Ellen C. Wells
Scan, bam, thank you, ma’am.
Cover Story
Pots for the Indoor Jungle
Jennifer Polanz
Customers love the houseplants—now give them a vessel to hold those plants that they’ll love even more.
Features
2019 Recruiting Maneuvers
Suzanne Kludt
In the second of a five-part series dealing with creating a well-rounded workforce, we dive into the recruitment process.
Features
Fun Times for Peeps of All Ages
John Johnston
Take another look at one of America’s favorite pastimes.
Features
Should You Offer Seasonal Combo Switch-Outs?
Ellen C. Wells
The short answer—yes, but in what form?
First
Thank Your Buyer
Jennifer Polanz
On the whimsy side, everywhere I looked I was surrounded by llamas, unicorns, llamacorns, mermaids and flamingos.
Friel World
Wet Enough For Ya?
John Friel
Recently departed and utterly unmourned, our 2018 was not a normal year. Had the Times Square New Year’s ball dropped here instead, it would’ve splashed down like an Apollo capsule.
Front Lines
2019: Year of …
Jennifer Polanz
Each year the National Garden Bureau (NGB) selects one annual, perennial, bulb crop and edible each to feature for the year. This year, 2019, is the Year of the Snapdragon, Salvia nemorosa, Dahlia and Pumpkin, respectively.
Front Lines
AR Seed Packets
Jennifer Polanz
Burpee recently acquired a line of seeds called Powerful Plants that feature augmented reality (AR) images on the front of the packets.
Front Lines
DIY Gone Wrong—Where We Stand
Ellen C. Wells
For many DIY projects, there’s a certain amount of success and a certain amount of failure. When it comes to success and failure, where do horticultural endeavors fall?
Front Lines
Do You Do America In Bloom?
Jennifer Polanz
Entering its 18th year, America In Bloom (AIB) is a beautification program that cities and towns across the U.S. can participate in to help boost economic development and engage residents of all ages.
Front Lines
Gift Market News
Jennifer Polanz
In bids to continue to remain a relevant stop for retailers, both Dallas Market Center and International Market Centers (IMC) had big announcements this month.
Front Lines
Griffin Announces Expo Dates
Jennifer Polanz
Griffin will again host two Griffin Grower & Retailer Expo events this year, each spanning two days.
Kiss My Aster
Keeping Social Media Fresh in 2019
Amanda Thomsen
Try one or try them all—the important thing is to keep trying new things and shaking things up.
Profit
Yesterday’s Wisdom is Fresh Today
Bill McCurry
Many of our challenges aren’t novel, but simply old conundrums in contemporary trappings.
THE GOODS
Aegean Pillow
Divine Home
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Ball Ingenuity Diamantina
Botany Lane Greenhouse LLC
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Bless Your Heart Rabbiteye Blueberry
Southern Living Plant Collection
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C7333AC Garden Glove
Bellingham Glove Inc.
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City Lights Dahlia
Selecta One
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Drammatic Organic Liquid Plant Foods
Dramm Corporation
THE GOODS
Edibliss Kale
Hort Couture
THE GOODS
Everglow EverColor Carex
Concept Plants
THE GOODS
Festive Faucet
Bullseye Enterprises
THE GOODS
Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide …
Storey Publishing
THE GOODS
Maine Buoy Bells Collection
North Country Wind Bells Inc.
THE GOODS
Southern Bluebelle
Bushel and Berry
THE GOODS
Summer Candytuft
Darwin Perennials
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Sun Parasol Mitebuster Red
Suntory Flowers Ltd.
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Superbells Holy Smokes Calibrachoa
Proven Winners LLC
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The Savor Edibles & Fragrants Retailer Adventure Guide
Pleasant View Gardens Inc.
THE GOODS
Zeus Planter
Anamese Garden & Home